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IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Treatment of Cell Phones

 

Provides Small Business Recordkeeping Relief

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance designed to clarify the tax treatment of employer-provided cell phones.

The guidance relates to a provision in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, enacted last fall, that removed cell phones from the definition of listed property, a category under tax law that normally requires additional recordkeeping by taxpayers.

The Notice issued today provides guidance on the treatment of employer- provided cell phones as an excludible fringe benefit. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Extended Ed offers Fall Classes

 

Early Registration Discount on Selected Courses

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Develop a new skill, explore a new idea, learn a new language, or seek a new career with one of the fall classes from Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education. Register early and receive a 10 percent discount on selected courses.

Preregistration is required for each course. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Rivers, bridges and school zones

 
Montgomery County Tennessee

Montgomery County Tennessee

The importance of current events has a direct relationship to the impact on your life. I noticed only this morning after the school board decision last night that my residence is rezoned from one elementary school to another. That’s pretty insignificant to me because it has absolutely no impact on my life.

I have talked with several friends in the last month who have been seriously agitated over the rezoning of middle school and high school districts. They were directly affected and felt adversely impacted by the proposals. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Albany Devils Shoutout

 

Video by Sgt. Shanika Futrell
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKandahar, Afghanistan – A Company 563rd Aviation Support Battalion shout out to Albany, NY Devils Hockey Team from Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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The Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of September 18th

 

Weekly Market Snapshot

Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

Europe was the dominant factor for the markets, with fear (early in the week) giving way to some optimism (or at least, less pessimism) after European leaders expressed support for Greece and the euro, the BRICs offered some support (in buying European debt), and central banks announced dollar liquidity-providing operations. At this point, we’ve had more words than action. The news out of Europe is likely to vary over the next few weeks, which should have some day-to-day impact on the U.S. stock market.

The economic data were disappointing, although stock market participants did not seem to care. Retail sales were flat in August and figures for June and July were revised slightly lower. Industrial production rose modestly in August, restrained by a drop in the output of utilities (cooler weather) and supported partly by a gain in motor vehicle production – results were mixed across industries. «Read the rest of this article»

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Cetaphil Tops ShopSmart’s Tests of Body Lotions

 

Most Store-Brand Lotions Fell Short Against Pricier Name Brands

ShopSmartYonkers, NY – All body lotions are supposed to moisturize but some come with bigger promises like “long-lasting relief.”  But do these products really live up to their claims?

The October 2011 issue of ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, names Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion the winner in the magazine’s test of 14 name- and store-brand body lotions. Walmart’s Equate Moisturizing Lotion, a copycat of our top pick, was the only store-brand that stood out in our tests. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report for September 18th

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN - The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Jammin in the Alley with August Christopher
  • Youth Basketball League
  • Sleep under the Stars
  • Bark in the Park
  • Kleeman Haunted Mansion
  • Fright on Franklin

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APSU Golf Govs in third after two rounds at Big Blue

 

APSU Sports Information: APSU Golf

Austin Peay State University GovernorsLexington, KY – Sophomore Anthony Bradley shot par twice and has Austin Peay State University men’s golf team in third place with a two-round 589 at Kentucky’s UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational.

Bradley’s two-round 142 (71-71) has him fourth place, individually. Junior Dustin Korte fired a one-under par 70 in the second round for a two-round 147, which has him t-15th. Sophomore Trey Tarpley is two shots behind Korte with a 149, followed by sophomore Marco Iten at 152 and senior Drew Miller at 154.

APSU Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Cool Video: Dawn Flies Around Vesta

 

Production Editor: Dr. Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A new video from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft takes us on a flyover above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.

The data obtained by Dawn’s framing camera will help scientists determine the processes that formed Vesta’s striking features. It will also help Dawn mission fans all over the world visualize this mysterious world, which is the second most massive object in the main asteroid belt.

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Early missed opportunities costly as Govs fall at Memphis

 

APSU Sports Information: APSU Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMemphis, TN – Austin Peay State University was unable to cash in on some early scoring opportunities and then watched Memphis rip off 20 straight points as the Governors fell, 27-6, Saturday night in a non-conference game played at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

The loss drops the Govs to 0-2 on the season extended their losing streak to 10 games. Memphis snapped an 11-game losing streak to push its record to 1-2. It also was the Governors  10th straight loss to Football Bowl Subdivision teams. APSU’s last win came in 1987 when it defeated Kansas State.

Junior quarterback Jake Ryan threw for a career-best 245 yards against Memphis. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

Junior quarterback Jake Ryan threw for a career-best 245 yards against Memphis. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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